WENY News - Corning man sentenced on federal child porn charges

Corning man sentenced on federal child porn charges

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WENY) - A Corning man will spend 2 and a half years behind bars on child pornography charges.

54-year-old Kevin Theil pleaded guilty to federal child porn charges earlier this year.

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Federal authorities say he had more than 300 images on his laptop between 2013 and December 2016. Theil received the images over the internet. Some of the images depicted prepubescent minors and violence.

In November 2016, Ithaca Police a cooperating witness told police she knew a man from Corning who had a sexual interest in children. The CW told officers that Theil showed her naked images of young girls, approximately seven or eight years old, on his iPad. In addition, the CW stated that Theil admitted to her that he had previously sexually abused his niece on multiple occasions when she was approximately 14 years old. The CW further stated that on another occasion, Theil asked her to set up a sexual encounter with a young girl. 

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Adam S. Cohen, the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Richard Allen, the Ithaca Police Department, under the direction of Chief Pete Tyler, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff James Allard, and the Albany Division of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Vadam Thomas. 

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